Targeting Truths About Gun Violence & Gun Control
Department of Criminal Justice Conference
October 22 & 23, Rondileau Campus Center Large Ballroom, 19 Park Avenue, Bridgewater, MA
Gun violence is a significant problem in the United States.
According to the National Institute of Justice, in 2011 ”˜firearms were used in 68 percent of murders, 41 percent of robbery offenses and 21 percent of aggravated assaults committed nationwide in the United States (www.nij.gov). The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports:
- From 1993 to 2011, about 70% to 80% of firearm homicides and 90% of nonfatal firearm victimizations were committed with a handgun.
- Males, blacks, and persons ages 18 to 24 had the highest rates of firearm homicide from 1993 to 2010. (www.bjs.gov)